According to Neowin, the story content was first posted on the Facebook group Vietnam Gaming Drama. A user buys an EVGA RTX 3080 Ti graphics card from the aforementioned store and tries to register the product to check for warranty services. However, this person was later warned by EVGA that the card’s serial number in possession actually belonged to a batch of stolen GPUs. The content of the message from EVGA said: “On October 29, 2021, the EVGA GeForce RTX-30 series graphics card was stolen in a shipment. The serial number you are trying to check for warranty status is identified as that of the shipment.”
The content of the article “unmasking” was shared for the first time on the Facebook group Vietnam Gaming Drama
Back in November 2021, VideoCardz reported that a batch of EVGA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards was stolen from a truck en route from San Francisco to Southern California, USA. The company later confirmed that the graphics cards included in this stolen shipment were selling for a retail price of between $330 and $1,960.
It is known that all these cards are warranted by retailers in Vietnam within 1 month but at a relatively good price (VND 39.9 million) – which often happens with cards imported through Vietnam. unofficial channels about Vietnam. Immediately after discovering the incident, the representative of this retail store said that they were caught off guard and did not know they were selling stolen graphics cards. According to the company, these graphics cards were imported from a distributor in Hanoi, and this distributor is also coordinating the recall of the cards in this shipment.
EVGA is not an official AIB partner operating in Vietnam, so these branded graphics cards are brought back to the country through other channels and sources.